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Hari Kondabolu on The Simpsons’ Apu and harmful stereotypes

Clip: 11/19/2017 | 4m 37s | Video has closed captioning.

Throughout his career, comedian Hari Kondabolu has tackled the tough topics of race and inequality in the U.S. His new documentary, “The Problem With Apu,” looks at the character of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon on “The Simpsons” -- a convenience store owner voiced by actor Hank Azaria -- and the effect the show has had on portrayals of South Asians in media. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

Aired: 11/19/17

Rating: NR

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